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Hot House: Realtor Whit Harvey’s Stylish Devon Hill Condo Asks $698.5K

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017 1:30pm

Hot House: 7 Devon Hill Road, A-5, Baltimore, MD 21210

Garden level luxury condo in Devon Hill.  Two bedrooms, two baths, 1,890 sq. ft. New and complete renovation includes open floor plan, custom lighting, kitchen with custom cabinetry,  marble countertops and island, bathrooms with soaking tub and glass shower, high-end finishes throughout.  Walk out stone terrace with garden views. Covered parking for one car: $698.5K

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Roland Park Educator Among Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalists

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 07, 2017 4:30pm

Justin Holbrook. Photo via Baltimore City Public Schools.

Justin Holbrook is now representing Baltimore City Public Schools as a finalist for 2017-18 Maryland Teacher of the Year.

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Top Stories: Goat Island for Sale, Cheap Lighthouse Near Baltimore for $15K, Mansion on Market in Roland Park

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 11, 2017 5:04pm

 

The most popular story on our site this week may have looked like a spotlight on just any old piece of land on the market, but really, it was all about the goats. Bradshaw’s First Purchase has actually been up for sale for months, but it only recently grabbed Marylanders’ attention — and who can blame them? It’s a secluded 55-acre isle located right off of Smith Island on the shore, and it comes with a herd of about 30 goats.

The owner of the land told The Daily Times of Salisbury his parcel is known to locals as Goat Island, nevermind its actual formal name. Evidently, the island has a long history with goats, though this bunch is relatively new; the old herd was reportedly wiped out by a particularly rough winter two decades ago.

Whoever wants the land and its goats has to shell out $1.5 million. If that seems steep, just know that 10 years ago, the owners were asking $15 million.

Here were Baltimore Fishbowl’s other most popular reads during the last seven days:

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Hot House: Inside The Legendary Wyndhurst Co-Op, One Apartment Quietly Asks $875K

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 11:40am

Hot House: 2 Wyndhurst Avenue, Apt. #1W, Roland Park, Baltimore, MD 21210

Grand apartment on first floor of historic Italianate building, circa 1924. Two bedrooms, three baths, 2,500 sq. ft., with separate entrance to 1.7-acre private walled gardens. Original architectural detail: hardwood floors, moldings, cabinetry, two fireplaces. Large living and dining rooms, eat-in kitchen, den.  Central air, security system. Two one-car garages included: $875,000 (HOA fee of $1,812/mo includes taxes, maintenance, water)

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Culture, Featured, Food & Drink, Roland Park, Shop Local

Home Sweet Home: Mouth Party Caramels Expands To New Digs After Floods Last Summer

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 30, 2017 12:00pm

The founder of Mouth Party Caramels, B.G. Purcell, is remarkably calm and collected but full of energy. Purcell tries not to dwell on the fact that around this time last year, she watched her commercial kitchen in Meadow Mill fill with water from a flood on the Jones Falls River. Read More →

Featured, Hampden, Roland Park, Shop Local, The Rack

The Rack: Rotunda Kicks Off New Weekly Farmer’s Market

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 1:18pm

Jones Family Farm at Rotunda Farmer’s Market

The Rotunda kicked off its new weekly farmer’s market yesterday, to the delight of neighbors in nearby Hampden and Roland Park. Read More →

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Judge Halts City’s Plans to Remove Potomac Street Bike Lane

1 Written by: | Monday, Jun 12, 2017 9:44am

Photo via Baltimore Bike Party

The nearly finished Potomac Street bike lane in Canton shall remain for the time being, a judge decided early Friday evening.

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Top Stories: $1.3M Roland Park Victorian for Sale, Traffic Cameras Return to I-95 (and to City, Soon), ‘Mansplaining’ Mural at Hopkins

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 09, 2017 4:55pm

Our top post this week was Cynthia McIntyre’s Hot House column about a historic Roland Park Victorian mansion that recently hit the market at a price of nearly $1.3 million. The nine-bedroom home has retained classic features — cupolas, keyhole windows, carved balustrades and wood trim, to name a few – even through a 2004 renovation that gave it a new paint job, roof, plumbing and electrical work, as well as restored windows.

The abode at 5607 Roland Avenue was originally built in 1897 as a model for a planned development called Normandy Heights that never quite materialized. Architect George F. Barber designed eight houses set back from Roland Avenue to serve as livable blueprints.

Despite its ornate trappings, Cynthia noted its “scale and simplicity create an airy, modern feeling that many Victorian homes don’t have,” and said a buyer “could, by opening all the pocket doors, have a virtually open floor plan.”

Our other most popular stories over the last seven days were as follows:

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Everyone’s Favorite Roland Avenue Victorian: Circa 1895, Beautifully Renovated, Asks $1.295M

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 06, 2017 3:52pm

Hot House: The Lydia and Robert Hamill House, 5607 Roland Avenue, Baltimore 21210

Queen Anne-style Victorian, circa 1897, designed by George Franklin Barber. Nine bedrooms, six full, two half-baths over 4,516 sq. ft. Five fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout. Original architectural details include multiple porches, cupolas, keyhole windows, carved balustrades and wood trim. Complete high-end renovation and restoration. Elevator, gourmet kitchen with marble counters and island, custom cabinetry. Luxury master suite with balcony and marble bath with separate glass shower. Third-floor apartment has three bedrooms, two fireplaces, separate entrance and kitchen. Central a/c, two-car garage, on .56 acres: $1,295,000.

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Top Stories: Opposition to Planned Roland Park North Apartments, Mayor of Hampden’s Trike Stolen, Secluded $1.3 Million House for Sale in Ruxton

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 02, 2017 4:53pm

Last week, Ed Gunts covered a testy community meeting at the Radisson Cross Keys that featured more than 200 North Baltimore residents discussing a developer’s planned six-story, 128-unit apartment building off of Falls Road and Northern Parkway. Many gathered to ask why now, not earlier, had Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Shaffer called a public meeting to get feedback from members of the public about the project.

In one public tiff, the developer, Jonathan Ehrenfeld of Blue Ocean Realty, asked a resident who was there to oppose the plan why he’d asked earlier on if he could join in as an investor. (The man responded that he wanted to work from the inside and help plan the project.)

Other residents from nearby neighborhoods voiced concerns about traffic worsening on Falls Road, or apologized for knowing about the development early on but having not informed their neighbors.

“The issue is bigger than our immediate neighborhood,” said Poplar Hill resident Mary Ann Mears, mother of former mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry. “It’s how business is being done in the city of Baltimore. It needs to be more transparent.”

Here were our other top stories during the last seven days:

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